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September 07. 2011 2:13PM

Senate overrides Lynch veto of "stand-your-ground" bill

CONCORD - The state Senate has voted 17-7 to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of Senate Bill 88, which expands the legal use of deadly force in cases of self-defense.

The bill was fought by law enforcement at every level. Two Republicans joined Democrats in voting to sustain Lynch's veto, but the GOP held onto the necessary two-thirds majority needed for an override.

The measure is often called a "stand-your-ground" law. The House must also vote to override before SB 88 can become law. That vote could come in October.

Full coverage in Thursday editions of the New Hampshire Union Leader.


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